Dear Members, Today we will begin the on-line Global Forum focusing on the position of human rights education (HRE) among other "educations". For four weeks, from 29 September-26 October 2005, you will have a chance to share your opinions, experiences and recommendations. The main topics will include HRE's theoretical framework; goals and objectives of HRE; pedagogy; and the integration of HRE within formal education. This on-line Global Forum is co-organised by the Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education (ARRC), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, HREA, Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH), and l'Union Interafricaine des Droits de l'Homme (UIDH) and will run simultaneously on the Global HRE List and the six regional HRE listservs in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Portuguese/Spanish. During the first week of the on-line Global Forum, we would like to focus on the theoretical framework, legal bases and history of human rights education. The following questions can guide our discussion: - From a theoretical perspective -- without getting into specific learner goals that will be addressed in week 2 -- what is the rationale for offering HRE (in formal, non-formal and informal learning environments)? - What are the historical origins of HRE? How might these origins have shaped HRE practice? How are origins different from, say, peace education or education for democratic citizenship? What has changed since the "early years" of HRE? - Are there legal imperatives for making HRE widely available in learning institutions like schools, e.g., "the human right to human rights education"? These are some of the questions that could serve as starting points for discussion. Obviously, you may address any issue that you think is relevant to this week's topic. We look to receiving your insights and experiences. Warm regards, the Moderators, HREA Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education (ARRC) Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH) Union Interafricaine des Droits de l'Homme (UIDH) ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to < >. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact < >. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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